Whether working on film scores, jingles, or background music for websites, commercials. video games and other projects, Rosen is a collaborator who loves coming up with the perfect music for any given situation. He has been applauded for his quality, efficiency and most of all, his ability to know what music will work best the particular scene.
With his albums such as 'Echoes In The Dark', 'An Unseen Sky', and the 2016 release 'Head Like Fire', he gets to explore the sounds and genres that have influenced him and his work. Rosen’s influences come from every corner of the world of music including film scores and alternative rock, as well as industrial and electronic sounds. When creating his original songs, he gets to not only show off his work, but create the kind of music he loves to listen to himself. His albums are also an opportunity for him to collaborate with talented filmmakers on music videos, some of which have gone on to screen and win awards at film festivals all over the world.
"Devil" is off Rosen's third album of instrumental music. He says: "As with a lot of my music, my biggest influences are The Cure, Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails, as well as film and game scores. As for accomplishments, the first music video from the album, "Butterfly," has already been named an Official Selection of two film festivals, one in Arizona and one in Poland. It's also almost to 5000 plays and has grown quicker than any of my previous music videos from my last two albums. I also have four other music videos currently in the works with filmmakers from around the country. I originally wasn't going to release my 3rd album so quickly, but with the success of "Butterfly" and the fact that I already had the songs pretty much done I figured it's time to get this thing out there. I've had a really busy year composing music for films (multiple features and shorts), and I'm really excited to be back out there promoting an album of new music."
Separate Grooves (release date Nov. 2) is on the rock end with pretty singing, vintage keys inspired, and 90s -ish sounding distorted guitars (and a couple acoustic thrown in).
Some themes explored on the album besides loss/love (Miss Invisible, Separate Grooves, Working for You) - airline travel (TSA Patdown), the affordable housing crisis (Tenement Cove), and self-funded artists (Wanting In).
« All Right Yellow Bird », is the new EP of the Astray project. In between electronica, ambient and experimental music, the 4 tracks of the new opus are built on aerial synthetic textures, heavy beats, and melancholic piano themes, punctuated of vocal samples, to offer an instrumental and contemplative sound.
Poet, painter, and San Francisco based multi-instrumentalist artist Chris Woodyard released a minimalist piano intro to a new ethereal post-rock album that will be released next year in New York City. The new songs with be translated from a series of paintings thats he's done in a 6 week time period as a form of art therapy. A story without words that interpret the collection of emotions, places and experiences that he's had the pleasure to endure. After releasing 'Glass House", an experimental post-rock EP recorded in Boulder, CO last year ; The sounds in this next album will be songs translated from a series of paintings he's done. The first song is a prelude to the LP which will be released next year.